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Slide scanning service

35mm, 110 and 126 slides, from 24p each

By making use of our slide scanning service you can save the past for the future.

Having a digital copy of your precious memories will save them from future loss to the original slide whether through heat, mould, water damage or an accident in your home. Our slide scanning service can also restore colours to their original lustre. Creases and other damage can even be repaired, in the scanned images, with our Photo Restoration Service.

  • slides scanned as .tif files
  • correctly orientated
  • colour correction
  • images saved as .jpg files
  • images copied to a personalised DVD
  • FREE, optional Dropbox upload. Just let us know when you order
  • FREE UK return delivery, on orders over £100
  • FREE backup of your slide scans
  • FREE Home Collection Service available
Slide Scanning Services

You really have done wonders with these ancient slides...

Choose your level of service...*

Basic Slide Scanning Service

Best for sharing online

All of the above features, plus

  • slides scanned at 1200dpi
  • 2 mega-pixel images
  • up to 2000 slide scans per disc
  • 3MB file size

Minimum quantity: 40 slides

up to 400 slides: 30p each

over 400 slides: 24p each

Rapid Slide Scanning

Qty to be scanned

Standard Slide Scanning Service

Best for archiving

All of the above features, plus

  • slides scanned at 2400dpi
  • 8 mega-pixel images
  • up to 500 slide scans per disc
  • 8MB file size

Minimum quantity: 40 slides

up to 400 slides: 36p each

over 400 slides: 30p each

Rapid Slide Scanning

Qty to be scanned

Premium Slide Scanning Service

Best for printing

All of the above features, plus

Minimum quantity: 40 slides

up to 400 slides: 48p each

over 400 slides: 42p each

Rapid Slide Scanning

Qty to be scanned

*If you would like your slides scanning at a higher resolution or saving to disc in a different format, just ask.

More information

Watch a short video to see how our slide scanning service works

Some benefits of having your slides scanned

It is difficult to tell what is on a slide so making use of our slide scanning service provides you with a quick and easy way to rediscover old memories.

Many old slides are not seen from one year to the next, but having a digital copy available means that the images can be displayed in a photo book, computer screensaver or digital photo frame. You could even have your favourite slide printed to a stretched canvas print, mobile phone cases, cushions, mugs or shopping bags.

Digital slide scans can quickly be shared with family and friends by ordering an extra disc.

With so many people interested nowadays in their family history, notes could be made regarding the people in the slides or where they were taken so that this information is not lost to future generations.

Placing an order

If you have a pretty good idea of how many slides you wish to have scanned, the best way to place an order would be to select your level of slide scanning service above and click, 'Order now'. If you decide to use our slide scanning service this way, you'll be able to pay up front by debit/credit card, whenever you wish. There's no need to wait until we're open for the day.

If you have a large collection of slides you would like scanning, and don't want to count them all, just give PiciScan a call on (01539) 741418, or email us and we can arrange everything for you. Once all your slides have been scanned, we'll prepare an invoice and you can pay for our service by debit/credit card over the phone. Or, if you like, you can pay by direct transfer using telephone or internet banking.

Getting your slides to us

The safety and security of your memories is our topmost priority. For this reason, we recommend our Home Collection Service as the safest way of getting your slides to us. The service costs just £25.99, or is FREE when the cost of your order, before this charge is applied, is more than £150.

If you'd prefer to send your slides yourself, then we would recommend Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Alternatively, if you live close by, you can pop your slides to be scanned into PiciScan yourself. You'd be most welcome! Just ring first to make certain that someone is going to be here at the time you visit.

How your slides will be scanned

To make sure your slides are safe and scanned to the best quality, at PiciScan, we only use Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanners to scan your slides. The video above demonstrates how we use them to scan your slides. Your slides are gently held on a flat surface, and never come into contact with any moving parts, meaning they can never jam inside a machine. Having your slides scanned on a flatbed scanner is the safest possible way to have your slides digitised.

To ensure you see as much of your memories as possible, we scan an area larger than the image on the slide itself. These larger scans are then cropped and properly rotated, before being colour corrected and finally copied to a personalised disc.

How your scanned slides will be labelled

Your slide scans will normally be labelled consecutively, from '0001' onwards. If you would like your slide scans to be labelled starting from a different number, to fit your own archiving system for example, just let us know. For a small extra cost, you can also have your slide scans labelled individually.

Have each slide scan labelled with non-consecutive numbers for just 25p each. Or, have us label each slide scan with the title of your choice for just 99p per slide scan. Should you require this service, just let us know at the time of your order and we will send you across an invoice when the re-labelling is complete.

You may wish to have your slides scanned into different folders onto the disc. Perhaps you have a large number of slides and wish for them to be scanned into seperate named folders for each year that they were taken? No problem. Provided that there are at least 24 slides to go in each folder, there will be no extra charge. Any smaller groupings will be charged at 25p per folder label, and we will simply invoice you on completion of your order.

How your slides and disc will be returned to you

Once your slides have all been scanned and your disc(s) prepared, we will contact you by email to let you know that your order is ready for return delivery. Our scanning services all include free return delivery to the UK when your order exceeds £100 and is via APC, a secure courier service. Because orders will normally have to be signed for, we will only return your scanned slides and discs after first finding out from you when a convenient day would be.

Alternatively, you may wish for your slides and disc delivered to you by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Prices for this service start at £11.50.

Limitations of service

Our slide scanning service is brilliant at rescuing old, forgotten memories and returning faded colours to ancient slides. But sadly, even we can't rescue an out of focus image, or correct blur caused by camera shake. What we can do, is provide you with the best results with the image that is present.

Occasionally, older transparencies can become separated from their mounts. If this happens, we will have to repair the slides before they can be scanned. They will be remounted in Gepe, glassless slide mounts for a small charge of 25p per repaired slide. Once all your slides that need it have been repaired, we will simply send you across an invoice by email which you can pay by debit/credit card over the phone.

Problems with your slide scans?

It is our aim that you should be completely satisfied with our slide scanning service. In the event that we have fallen below the high standard of service you would expect from PiciScan, just let us know and we will see what we can do. There may be things we can do to fix the problems without your having to return the slides for re-scanning as we will keep your scans on our system for two months after returning your slides to you. Failing that there is always the backup of your order which will be available indefinitely.

Should you have to return your slides for re-scanning we will re-imburse you the cost of sending them to us. We will also carry out any work, and return your slides and new disc completely free.

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